News from Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Celebrating the 2018 Induction Banquet

The annual Induction Banquet took place on June 1st, 2018 in Red Deer, Alberta. More than 600 guests from across Alberta, Canada, and the World attended this annual gala event to honour Alberta’s great athletes, sport builders, pioneers, and media personnel.

This year’s theme was 1920s, including flapper dresses, feathers, and pearls.  Everyone seemed to embrace the theme and had fun posing with props and a classic car at the photobooth.

Next Year’s Banquet: May 31, 2019

2018 Inductees:

Doug Barkley                     Hockey Athlete/Builder
Keely Brown                      Ringette Athlete
Leighann Doan Reimer Basketball Athlete
Theoren ‘Theo’ Fleury    Hockey Athlete
Cindy Klassen                    Speed Skating Athlete
Phil Allen*                           Basketball Builder
Dave King                            Hockey Builder
Dr. Lorne Sawula              Volleyball Builder
Calgary Colts 1989 & 1990 Junior Football Team
Stuart Erskine                    Achievement Award, Mountaineer
Dianne Finstad                  Bell Memorial Award
Robert ‘Bob’ Davies         Pioneer Award, Basketball

What’s New at the ASHFM:

We are super excited to welcome three summer staff: Summer Coordinator Jenna Dudar, Summer Collections & Research Assistant Matt Zentner, and Summer Education Coordinator Lisa Martell.  Looking forward to the wonderful things we will accomplish together this summer.

ASHFM has made some changes to the Nomination process.  Packages are due September 30th 2018 and the new Inductees will be announced November 2018.  The Induction Banquet has not changed dates and we will be celebrating the 2019 Inductees on May 31, 2019.


The 60th Anniversary exhibits from 2017 have all come down, which has given us the opportunity to change nearly every exhibit in the museum.  Our Feature Exhibit ‘The Games We Play’ welcomes visitors to step back in time and explore the games we loved as Gallery currently hosts exhibits about our Teams and the Honoured Members.  We are exceptionally proud of all of our teams and the success they have achieved in their sports.

In the months leading up to the Canada Winter Games on February 15 – March 3, 2019, there will be several exhibits rotating through all of the 19 official sports.  We’re also excited to welcome Special Olympics to our Sporting Organization Showcase in July to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.


We have started a De-accession Project.  All items that complete the process will be listed through the CASH list-serve in order to keep in the public trust.

Golf Tournament:

The ASHFM hosted its 26th annual Golf Tournament on August 9th, 2018.  Another gorgeous day at the Innisfail Golf Course with over 112 amazing Golfers.  Great food, beautiful views, and some amazing prizes. Joining us on the course were several 2018 Inductees, including Doug Barkley, Stuart Erskine, Dianne Finstad, Bob Davies, Theo Fleury, and Calgary Colts member Dino Mariani.  Congratulations to the 2018 winners the Wecker Plumbing team!

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